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Pioneering: A passion for inventing
Amazon's evolution from online bookstore to device manufacturer, publishing service, global marketplace, fulfilment network and cloud computing provider is driven by our passion for pioneering and inventing on customers' behalf. The world's best inventors come to Amazon to build new technologies and services that improve the lives of customers: consumers, sellers, content creators, and developers around the world. Read more
Innovation
We're a company of builders. Of pioneers. It's our job to make bold bets, and we get our energy from inventing on behalf of customers. Here are just some of the innovations pioneered by Amazon, and we're always looking for the next one.

Amazon Partners with UK Government to explore safe use of drones for delivery

We are pleased to announce a new programme with the UK Government to explore the steps needed to make the delivery of parcels by small drones a reality for our customers.

Technology at work

Over the past 20 years, Amazon has developed from a small seller working from a garage in Seattle, to a global company with 300 million worldwide active customer accounts. In Europe alone, we have a thriving network of 40 fulfilment centers in seven countries. In 2015, we shipped over one billion units to our many customers across Europe.

Small British businesses use Alexa to innovate

Laundrapp, a dry cleaning business in London, uses Alexa to innovate in a 150-year-old industry.

Pupils discover the winning formula for becoming an F1 engineer

What does it take to be one of the best engineers in the business? We invited five young people from Hertfordshire to our AWS re:Invent cloud computing conference in Las Vegas to find out.

How is AWS delivering clean energy at no cost to European consumers?

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is committed to achieving 100% renewable energy usage for our global infrastructure. Here are some of the ways we worked towards this in 2019.

Global innovation at the heart of Europe

Europe is an important component of Amazon’s innovation story and global success. That’s why we continue to invest heavily in research and development, with teams in the UK, Germany, Spain, Italy, Slovakia, Poland, the Czech Republic, Romania, Austria and Ireland working on cutting-edge technology to help innovate on behalf of customers.

Amazon Business

Amazon Business is a marketplace of more than one hundred million B2B products on Amazon.co.uk, combined with a set of unique features designed to serve the procurement needs of businesses of every size. Purchasing online for businesses has never been easier – it’s everything customers know and love about Amazon, but for business.

Machine Learning: Using Algorithms to Sort Fruit

At Amazon, we’ve been engaged in the practical application of machine learning for many years now. Some of this work is highly visible, but much of what we do with machine learning happens beneath the surface – quietly but meaningfully improving our core operations.

Rugby fans get closer to the Guinness Six Nations action with AWS

Using machine learning, deep learning and data analytics, five new AWS enabled statistics will revolutionise the viewing experience for rugby fans.

Celebrating 15 years of innovation at Amazon's Scotland Development Centre

As our Development Centre in Edinburgh celebrates its 15th anniversary, we went behind the scenes and met the team of past and present to find out why Scotland has been such a great place to invest in innovation.

Kindle: A Year in Review

As we approach the end of the year, we take a look back at some of the ways Kindle has helped innovate reading for both authors and consumers in the past 12 months.
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